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GM1001   First Level German A 1

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm

The module, which lays the foundation for study of German language and literature at university level, is designed for students of German as a foreign language. Two weekly language classes and self-access computer-assisted language practice aim to develop speaking, reading and writing skills and grammatical competence, using materials which cover aspects of contemporary German society and culture. Weekly lectures and seminars will give students an introduction to German studies. They will familiarise students with techniques of understanding and analysing a variety of texts - narrative, poetic and historical - as well as linguistic patterns and literature of the middle ages. Please note that this module is not designed for native or heritage speakers of German.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): In taking this module you must have higher or A-Level german or equivalent

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar, 2 language classes, CALL classroom work and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Ms K L Mericka
Module teaching staff: Team taught